and the snow falls down melts before it even hits the ground and i'm standing here listening to the sound of your hand washing back and forth across my filthy heart and i don't know if i should say "i'm sorry" or "thank you" i try to speak but the tears choke the words and i think i finally know what they mean when they talk about joy


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    General Commentmeans rejection...
    like what Dani did to me
    rejected me...
    life goes on without you...=~~
    Xpretoxon January 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe hard heart finally being opened
    startoutyoungon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpersonally i agree with damnationbegins sort of. people are always commenting on mineral songs with stuff about christ, and it just ruins the song for me. it just takes everything i thought it meant and complete changes it and it's really frustrating.

    anyway, this is a beautiful song, no matter what it's about specifically. why can't it mean different things to different people?
    xMYsoCALLEDlifeon November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjust to back up what I said earlier..Chris Simpson said this in an inverview:

    “I’ve definitely decided that I don’t believe the things I’m supposedly supposed to believe to go around calling myself a Christian – not that I don’t believe any of it – it’s just something I’m not really comfortable with (identifying) who I am. I’m constantly meeting people who are drawn to that aspect of Mineral and to some degree – the Gloria Record. It’s almost like I end up feeling bad because there are a lot of Christian kids out there who were very influenced by Mineral and the lyrics. They feel like I was trying to be some sort of flag-bearer for Christianity by writing that way, which was never my intention."

    there you have it. take these songs however you want, but just keep that in mind.

    if you were wondering that quote's from mereexposure.com/webzine/music/thegloriarecord/…
    xMYsoCALLEDlifeon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMineral's songs always seemed to easily translate to a Christian perspective for me (and yes, I'm a Christian), however, for the most part, they avoid any direct mention and hint more at ideas and notions associated with Christianity. Take Mineral from whatever perspective you like though, your interpretation is every bit as valid as any one else's. At very least I would say Mineral seemed like a "spiritual" band.
    Ghost33on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPS: this song has the most amazing outro ever
    Ghost33on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"i think i finally know what they mean when they talk about joy"
    beautiful song.
    redandbluejeanson December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI gotta agree with Ghost... I've listened to a lot of music but there's something about the last 2 minutes of this song that's just unbelievable. Especially when the guitar at the end comes in really distorted.
    OhNoMatton March 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthow about the anti-Christians believe it's about it's about rejection and the Christians believe it's about Christ?

    would that be too taxing?
    ethanjhaywardon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song has always been about forgiveness, to me. forgiveness, and like startoutyoung said, "the hard heart finally being opened"; like a new awakening after being forgiven. like love. not necessarily anything at all having to do with christianity, though. favorite line "and i think i finally know what they mean when they talk about joy". and YEAH the outro could be a song in it's own, i think: it's that good.

    i totally agree with Ghost33.
    advancecassetteon June 14, 2006   Link

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